Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
Traveled via the Navy, and saw poverty and degradation of landscape.
Worked for two Fortune 500 companies and learned finance and marketing.
Went into the profession of risk management and investment management.
Left to buy a small ranch and develop and apply holistic management tools.
Improved the forage production and habitat for wild life, especially upland game birds.
Learn more each year, and strive to improve the soil, forage, and overall health of the animals.

Education

High School
Associate's Degree

Career

Owner/Manager

Custom Grazing for livestock

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Environment & Nature
Science
Upholding a Cause and Belief

Day to Day

Check fences; walk through the pastures monitoring amounts grazed; check growth and re-growth; exam manure piles for composition; string out portable polly wire electric fences used to move livestock to specific grazing areas. Measure soil temps; check weather forecasts periodically to adjust grazing plans; observe and evaluate overall condition of livestock.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

All the science classes you can take, especially soil, plant, weather, and biology related classes.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

graduate
Graduate

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Teachers:

"You should get a steady job in the metro areas with a large company and have job security for all your working years."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Drugs / Addiction